Despite attempts by Disney to explore the premium VOD window — which offers up home video versions of movies closer to their theatrical release — “nothing substantial has come of it,” the studio…
The major studios may have shuttered their independent film banners, but studio digital divisions are starting to borrow some of the release strategies used to roll out smaller-budgeted movies…
Another all-out battle may be brewing between studios and U.S. exhibitors over release of blockbusters on video-on-demand while pics are still playing in theaters. In recent months, Disney and Sony…
Canadian film distributors are standing on the sidelines this year as their U.S. peers ramp up the selection of early-release VOD titles and reap the benefits.
"Margin Call" takes a harsh look at Wall Street economics, but in the smaller world of independent film, returns have been bullish.
Millennium's "Trespass" and Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' "Margin Call" will both get a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release, with Time Warner Cable offering "Margin" through its Movies On…
Hollywood will close its initial test run of premium VOD through DirecTV after several of the participating studios offer up their fourth films in the coming months -- but that doesn't mean the end…
Long before studios launched their new premium VOD window, Hollywood was already offering films shortly after their theatrical bows -- in hotel rooms.
In the latest clamor surrounding premium video-on-demand, the National Assn. of Theater Owners is urging participating studios -- Fox, Universal, Sony and Warner Bros. -- to release numbers showing…
The National Assn. of Theatre Owners will publish an open letter to the entertainment biz Thursday that includes the signatures of 23 directors and producers decrying the launch of premium VOD on…